The best treatments for natural hair nourish with the beauty of simple ingredients. Most drugstore and high-end beauty products often contain unhealthy preservatives like parabens, artificial colors and added chemicals that can strip oils from hair. Because our locks deserve pampering, we should use natural hair treatments that heal and repair not add to the destruction.
Flowers That Serve As Natural Hair Treatments
Nature’s best-kept beauty secrets for natural hair are plant-derived. Generally, these treatments are sourced from our favorite flowers. However, it’s not the petal-perfect bloom that makes our hair happy. Instead, it’s the nourishing ingredients derived from those beautiful and fantastically fragrant blossoms that give limp or dry hair a lift.
Calendula oil is derived from marigolds. Its anti-inflammatory properties makes is perfect for dry, irritated scalp. Calendula oil also increases collagen production and circulation to improve hair growth. When used as a tea, it acts as a subtle lightener to create highlights.
Lavender elicits relaxation and is used to induce sleepiness. When used in oil form, it soothes and heals wounds, making it a great choice for an irritated scalp. Lavender also promotes blood circulation and improves hair growth.
The happy bold and boisterous sunflower contains ceramides and it promotes scalp health, increases hair growth and eliminates frizz. Perfect oil for curly girls! (Source: Naturally Curly)
Roses radiate love and luxury and have been used in beauty products for centuries. Using rose oil for natural hair treatments has insane benefits, some that actually go beyond the follicle. Rose oil can act as an antidepressant, thus using a little on the hair can pack a happy punch to your mood.
Rose oil strengthens the strands and soothes a battered scalp with its antiseptic properties. Some consider rose oil an aphrodisiac. Therefore, add a little to your hair for an ultra sexy night.
The chamomile flower (or plant) resembles a small daisy. When used in tea form, it lightens hair without the damage of harsh chemicals. Simply use chamomile tea to give blonde locks a brighter boost or to subtly lighten darker tresses.
Beauty experts love hibiscus. The flower helps with hair growth and makes hair shiny and more manageable. For curly girls, hibiscus is excellent for taming frizz. It can be used in oil form to seal in moisture or as a key ingredient in hair products as a natural hair treatment.
Helping Hair Beautifully Bloom
While there are numerous flowers that will keep hair healthy and beautiful, there are also many places to buy the essential oils created from these fragrant blossoms.
Essential oils are an easy DIY project and there are numerous resources on the web that provide instruction on creating oils at home. However, with all essential oils, be sure to ask a doctor before use if you are pregnant or have any health conditions.
Nurture nature and embrace the bursting spring blooms to keep tresses healthy, shiny and gorgeous. Create a bountiful bouquet for a beauty treatment that is simple, gentle and free of harmful chemicals, dyes and preservatives.
Authored By: Cassie Brewer